Both First Steps Learning Centers locations employ only highly trained and well educated teachers and caregivers.

All educational programs, including day care, are supervised by degree certified teachers. We follow a carefully planned curriculum and use the services of consultants from the community in health, education, nutrition, and other fields. We encourage parental interest and involvement in all aspects of our program.

First Steps has two facilities in Bismarck:

First Steps Central

Central Location

Current Infant Availability:
Spots available in Fall of 2019

Current Pre-School Availability:
Spots available in end August 2019

Please sign up for our Waiting List

Mon-Fri 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

1824 North 11th St
Bismarck, ND 58501
Director: Patty Hahn

First Steps Central opened in August 1991 as a division of First Steps Learning Centers which was established in 1976.

The center is licensed for 119 children with an infant room, toddler room, two year old room, preschool room and school age room.

The younger rooms have separate sleeping areas for naps and play while the preschool and school age rooms have plenty of space for social interaction and movement. We are a structured day care with an emphasis on learning projects while keeping a balance of play and outdoor activities.

All of the staff at First Steps Central are highly trained and work in cooperation to ensure the best quality day care for your child. First Steps Central is a peanut/tree nut free facility.

First Steps East

East Location

Current Infant Availability:
Spots available in September of 2019

Current Pre-School Availability:
Spots available in September of 2019 for three year olds

Spots currently available for 4 & 5 year olds and school age.

Please sign up for our Waiting List


Mon-Fri – 6:30am – 6:00pm

1910 E Capitol Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501
Director: Geri Herring

First Steps East is an open plan daycare facility which allows its staff to oversee all aspects of the child’s day. It promotes interaction between staff, children as well as parents throughout the day.

First Steps opened its doors in May 2002 and has been going strong ever since.

Its director and staff are top notch and have over 120 years of combined daycare experience.

If it’s an efficient, clean, loving daycare environment you are looking for, First Steps East has it all.